High School Scholarship Program
In keeping with our policy of providing quality education for young people, Georgia PTA goes one step further by assisting qualified students who wish to continue their education beyond high school. Georgia PTA Scholarships, the first of which was established in 1963, are funded solely through memberships, local unit PTA, Council contributions and other donations.
Georgia PTA Scholarships assist students who have successfully completed high school and who are interested in furthering their education in a college, university or post-secondary institution. The number of awards and amounts of each scholarship vary year-to-year depending on the donations.
This is a one-year, non-renewable grant.
A student is eligible to apply for a Georgia PTA Scholarship if he/she:
- Current Georgia resident.
- Is a graduating senior of a Georgia high school with a PTA/PTSA that is in good standing (i.e., dues paid, approved bylaws on file).
- Student AND parent/guardian is a current member of student's PTA/PTSA . A copy of both membership cards must be provided.
- Will attend a college, university, post-secondary institution or trade/vocational school during the upcoming school year.
- Has exhibited good character.
- Has a satisfactory scholastic record. Grade point 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
- Has not received a full scholarship(s).
- Submit an essay (Answer the question: Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Discuss your goals, field of study, reasons for seeking this scholarship, along with what PTA/PTSA means to you and your level of participation. Be sure to include any extenuating circumstances which might contribute to your consideration).
Don’t forget to include these items in your application package:
- Proof of your PTA membership
- Describe what the PTA/PTSA means to you and your involvement in your school's PTA/PTSA.
- Copy of transcript.
- Student profile resume.
- Two completed reference letters, written specifically for this application.
- When mailing your application packet, please assemble packet in the following order: application, letters of recommendation, essay, transcript, and copy of membership cards.
Scholarship updates coming soon!
Local Unit Membership Awards
Please submit membership dues to the state PTA office by the designated deadlines along with the Dues Transmittal Form and the appropriate award forms (click on the button to access the award form).
- President’s Membership Award
- District Membership Award
- Council Membership Award
- Visionary Pin
- Pacesetter’s Certificate
- Early Bird Certificate
- Platinum Membership Award
- Gold Membership Certificate
- Silver Membership Certificate
- Bronze Membership Certificate
Awarded to one local unit in each district.
Certificate awarded to all districts with a 2% increase (over last year total) by June 30. The district with the highest percentage increase will receive two (2) CLT registrations.
Certificate awarded to all councils with a 2% increase (over last year total) by June 30. The council with the highest percentage increase will receive two (2) CLT registrations.
Awarded to PTAs submitting dues for 400 or more members to Georgia PTA by the last business day in August.
Awarded to PTAs submitting dues for 300-399 members to Georgia PTA by the last business day in August.
Awarded to PTAs submitting dues for 200 members to Georgia PTA by the last business day in September.
Awarded to all PTAs submitting *Target Membership dues and Membership Awards Form to Georgia PTA by the last business day in September.
Awarded to all PTAs submitting *Target Membership dues and Membership Awards Form to Georgia PTA by the last business day in October.
Awarded to all PTAs submitting *Target Membership dues and Membership Awards Form to Georgia PTA by the last business day in November.
Awarded to all PTAs submitting *Target Membership dues and Membership Awards Form to Georgia PTA by the last business day in February.
Community Partnership Membership Certificate
Awarded to PTAs having 30 or more community members by the last business day in October (attach list of community members). Community partners include, but are not limited to, business partners, police/fire department members, school board members and senior citizens.
Oak Tree Membership Certificate
Staff includes principal, administrative staff, clerical staff, custodians, social workers, counselors, cafeteria staff, etc.